Retired: Extremely Dangerous – that’s RED for you and the numerous young CIA agents who find this out the hard way. A spy drama, woven around the lives of few ex-CIA field agents, who have retired, but sees are not tired or worn out, either they have forgotten the tricks of the trade, nor the evidence to survive in the deceitful world of espionage and counter-espionage. The movie, sure to rated in the Top Movies list is directed by the successful and energetic Robert Shwentke, who churns out a tale involving Bruce Willis, the ace star of Top Movies, as a retired CIA operator, who is called back for a top secret mission, which he has to undertake along with some of his ex-companions and field agents.
Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a bit of a romantic at heart and keeps himself amused by talking on the telephone to Sarah, who is responsible for sending his pension. The talks culminate in a date and Frank is making plans with Sarah (played by the stunning Mary-Louise Parker, a star of Top Movies) for fixing up the date, when his house is attacked by the Special Force Unit under the command of the young and enthusiast agent William Cooper (played by Carl Urban, a Top Movies actor). Frank is able to escape from the commandos but his only thought is to first save Sarah and then find out about this murky business.
In his search for the truth behind this attack, he finally catches up with Cooper but he is unable to tell him anything about the reason behind all this. Cooper tells Frank that knowing the working of the agency he must understand that he is only told what concerns his work, no more no less than that. Digging further into the affair, Frank uncovers the murder of a reporter who was investigating into an operation involving Frank and who has left a list naming Frank and some of his former operator collections.
Frank remembers Joe (played by Morgan Freeman, the veteran star of Top Movies), than the psycho Marvin (played by John Malkovich, the top star of Top Movies), Ivan (Brian Cox) and finally the dead but elegant Victoria (enacted by the beautiful and gorgeous Helen Mirren, the queen of Top Movies). But he fails to understand why anyone would come after them after so many years. The old comrade-in-arms come together to find an answer to this mystery and also to keep the young Cooper at bay.
Robert Shwentke is successful in creating a question and then intelligently answers it. The viewers come out of the theaters satisfied as if they themselves resolved the mystery. That’s the winning formula for a successful Top Movies.
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